Online projects

Since 2015, online projects — brand-new projects created to be shared on the web — have brought a new light to the Fondation Cartier’s program.

Featured project

Gyuri Extraits, 2020 - a movie by Mariana Lacerda

Gyuri is a documentary exploring the extraordinary life of Claudia Andujar from her origins in the small town of Nagyvárad, Hungary to her work as a photographer and activist in the Brazilian Amazon. Andjuar describes her escape from Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II and her immigration to Brazil, where she begins her career as a photographer. Fascinated by the cultures of Brazil's indigenous peoples, she develops a long-term photographic project devoted to the Yanomami. Living within a Yanomami community, she captures their daily life and rapidly becomes involved in the the struggle for the demarcation of their territory.

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  • Less known to the public eye than its neighbor the Amazon, the Paraguayan Gran Chaco forest has the highest deforestation rate in the world. Every day more than 1.000 hectares of dry forest are cut down for meat production. The indigenous communities who call it their home now live within close proximity of the small towns that have sprung up there. Men from these indigenous communities are generally employed as agricultural workers by large landowners.

    These communities are home to outstanding artists, discovered by the anthropologists Verena and Ursula Regehr, who supported and promoted them with local exhibitions. Their drawings and sculptures bear witness to the deep bond they developedwith their rapidly disappearing environment, including plants and animals.

    Even if their survival and culture are threatened, be it by the growing number of farms taking over the region, the increased cultivation of soy crops or, today, the Covid-19 pandemic, these artists keep on drawing. Their works denounce the destruction of their environment and take us on a fascinating journey through the emblematic landscapes of the Gran Chaco.

  • To further develop the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, the website https://claudia-andujar.fondationcartier.com takes visitors into the universe of Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar and reveal her commitment to defending the rights of the Yanomami Indians. Combining original recordings, photographs, and videos, this website offers a singular narrative experience in three chapters, coinciding with the artist’s history and career.

  • As part of the exhibition, the Fondation Cartier has joined forces with the editorial team of Les Inrockuptibles to create and produce a series of original podcasts.